The stories that were most critical in the formation of one’s mother ( and grandmother) are often the very stories that she has not talked about. There are also, in many families, perhaps most families, secrets. Both the unspoken and the hidden stories invite us, if we wish to understand the present, to become detectives of the past. Cornelia has presented workshops in a variety of settings which help women think about their own emotional legacies and important family stories. She asks each attendee to bring an object passed down in a family and to share a few words about it.
Some of the venues for emotional legacy workshops: women’s clubs, book clubs, libraries, conferences.
If your group is interested in a workshop about emotional legacies, contact Cornelia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photo: Cornelia’s mother and great-grandmother)